Here’s a sneak peak at a few of our noteable speakers for 2013! We don’t want to give it all away so check back often for new updates!!!
Para Design Stage
From the Opening Night entertainment, to the home for presentations from design icons, and celebrity TV designers, the Para Design Stage brings ideas and inspiration to IDSwest attendees.
Stay tuned for the scheduled talk times! It’s going to be a educational, exciting and fabulous show this year! Just check out some of our featured speakers…
Presented by Caesarstone
Taste Matters presented with Mark Challen (of Canadian House and Home)
Interior designer Brian Gluckstein is known the world over for his award-winning residential and hospitality projects. Since launching his interior design career over two decades ago, Gluckstein has honed the sophisticated, luxurious, cultivated and yet seemingly effortless style that has become his signature.
Gluckstein is a principal of GlucksteinDesign, which offers interior design, planning, and project management services to residential and corporate clients, developers, and the hospitality and leisure industries.
Designers, Anna Abbruzo & Alain Courchesne
Igloodgn understands that design excellence can only be reached by a combination of disciplines that collaborate to create a well-balanced entity. Our firm designs a space and simultaneously establishes its identity. We customize its design needs so that all elements in the space are in harmony with one another.
GAILE GUEVARA is an interior designer based in Vancouver, BC who began her career working on residential multi-family projects with Polygon Homes. Subsequently, she partnered with design company DONNA as a freelance consultant working on contracts with high-end developers, along with private clients who were renovating or building new homes. Gaile has lent her design talent and vision to designing the interior of this years H&L Laneway Home @ Interior Design Show West, built by Alair Homes.
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Designer, Sarah 101 on HGTV
Tommy’s contagious enthusiasm and fun loving approach to decor and renovating have made him an international design world favorite. A career spanning more than 15 years has left no stone unturned in getting the message of good, practical and beautiful design to his many followers through television, print media and popular speaking engagements.
Suzanne Dimma & Mark Challen
Canadian House & Home
Editor-In-Chief: Suzanne Dimma
Vice-President, Communications: Mark Challen
House & Home, Canada’s #1 design and decorating magazine. Published by Lynda Reeves and edited by Suzanne Dimma, two of the country’s most popular style authorities, H&H takes you inside the most beautiful and unique homes across the country. You’ll also find inspiration and advice to help you create the house you’ve always dreamed of, including dramatic makeovers, the latest furniture, fabrics and accessories, expert renovation tips, and tricks for organizing and entertaining with style.
Kelly Deck Designs
Kelly Deck has immersed herself in the spirit and lifestyle of the West Coast design community. With her interior décor boutique on Main Street Vancouver in 2002, she began a successful foray into homes and backyards, developing a design presence that champions the integrity of coast living and the importance of design.
Now the director of Kelly Deck Design in beach-side Kitsilano, Vancouver, her full-service interior design firm specializes in private residences. Her ideas have gained national reach—through her Globe and Mail column, “The West Coast Way”; her HGTV series, Take It Outside; and her various media appearances.